Microbes in your food can help or hinder your body's defenses against cancer – how diet influences the conflict between cell 'cooperators' and 'cheaters'
By Gissel Marquez Alcaraz, Ph.D. Student in Evolutionary Biology, Arizona State University
Athena Aktipis, Associate Professor of Psychology, Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University
Cancer cells are ‘cheaters’ that do not cooperate with the rest of the body. Certain microbes in your diet can either protect against or promote tumor formation by influencing cell cooperation.
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- Tuesday, January 31, 2023